The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) today announced the player entry list for Glasgow’s new ATP Challenger Tour event, featuring former top 50 player Lukas Lacko and British stars Lloyd Glasspool, Jonathan Gray and Davis Cup hero James Ward (Pictured). Glasspool, Gray and Ward join a host of rising international players, all bidding to gain invaluable ATP ranking points and lift the inaugural Glasgow Trophy title. Qualifying and main draw wild cards will be announced closer to the start of the tournament.
Limited tickets for the Glasgow Trophy, which will be staged with support from Tennis Scotland and Glasgow Life, at the Scotstoun Tennis Centre from 28 April – 6 May, will be made available to British Tennis Team Members through a 48-hour priority window on Wednesday 11 April, 11:00, before General Sale begins on Friday 13 April, 11:00.
The Glasgow Trophy is the first of two new $100,000 ATP Challenger Tour events, with the second to be hosted at Loughborough University from 19 – 27 May. Both tournaments are set to provide quality competition on British soil ahead of the highly anticipated grass court season. The player entry list for the Loughborough Trophy will be released on Tuesday 1 May, following the entry deadline on Monday 30 April.
The events will be played on indoor hard court, featuring a 32 singles qualifying draw followed by a 32 singles main draw, as well as a 16 pair doubles draw.
Oliver Scadgell, LTA Director of Major Events and Competitions said: “We are delighted to welcome high-level British and international players to the Glasgow Trophy. Not only is it creating additional playing opportunities and match experience for British players, but also brings more quality men’s tennis to the UK. With further players to be announced through wild cards in the coming weeks, we hope fans secure their seats to enjoy the action at this exciting new event.”
Tennis Scotland Chief Executive Blane Dodds commented: “I am delighted that Scotland and specifically Glasgow Scotstoun will host a Challenger event that offers the largest prize pot ever available in the country. In conjunction with the LTA, Tennis Scotland has been attempting to bring an event of this magnitude to Scotland for some time and this will be a fantastic opportunity for some of our promising youngsters to test themselves against some of the game’s top talents.”
“This event will also allow the Scottish public to witness professional tennis of the highest quality on their doorstep, and that can only inspire our young people to take up our fantastic sport at a time when we have seen Scottish players winning at the very top of the game.”
Tickets for the qualifying weekend will be free and main draw action will be available from £10 per ticket.*
For more information about the Glasgow Trophy, go to www.lta.org.uk/glasgowtrophyinfo